By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Five-time X Games snowboarding champion and Olympic silver medalist Maxence Parrot announced on Thursday afternoon that he was diagnosed with cancer over the holidays; stage two Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Parrot was born in Cowansville and currently resides in Bromont. Parrot announced his diagnosis through a live-streamed press conference on the CBC Olympics Facebook page. “I have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” he dropped in a shaky voice. “I began chemotherapy last Thursday and I will be treated 12 times over the next six months.” What started as an awkward skin itch in September quickly morphed into a lump in the young athlete’s neck. “I had been travelling around the world when I noticed the lump in mid-November. I got it checked as soon as I came back from my trip and my family doctor sent me in for an emergency biopsy,” he added. Ten days later, on Dec. 21, the cancer diagnosis fell. See full story in the Friday, Jan. 18 edition of The Record.